Afro History Today in Afro History ! Henry O. Flipper becomes the first Afro American to graduate from West Point in 1877 ! written by Marc Alexander June 15, 2019 English: Photograph of Henry Ossian Flipper in his West Point cadet uniform. (http://www.usma.edu/Bicentennial/FlipperDinner.asp). (Photo credit: Wikipedia) English: Photo of the first African American Graduate of West Point, Henry O. Flipper (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Related PostsToday in Afro History ! South African President, F.W. de Klerk lifted the ban against anti-apartheid groups such as the African National Congress and committed to releasing Nelson Mandela in 1990 !Today in Afro History ! Fifteen West African countries sign “The Treaty of Lagos” in 1975, creating the Economic Community of West African States !Today in Afro History ! The Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified in 1870, which granted voting rights regardless of race.Today in Afro History ! The Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is adopted in 1870, which prohibits the denying of any citizen the right to vote based on race or color !Today in Afro History ! Author/Activist, Booker T. Washington passes away in 1915.Today in Afro History ! Crispus Attucks is the first American to be killed at the Boston Massacre in 1770. Today in Afro History ! Henry O. Flipper becomes the first Afro American to graduate from West Point in 1877 ! was last modified: May 31st, 2019 by Marc Alexander 0 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Marc Alexander previous post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Rapper/Actor, Ice Cube ! Activist/ Escaped Slave, Josiah Henson ! MLB player/Manager Dusty Baker ! Jazz Pianist, Erroll Garner ! next post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Singer, Eddie Levert ! Rapper, Tupac Shakur ! Actor, Bill Cobbs ! You may also like 9/11 memorial vandalized in Coney Island October 20, 2014 Exclusive: Moped gang members reveal how they're... June 23, 2018 Oakley arrested, accused of cheating in Vegas July 12, 2018 Sparks fly despite hefty Jazz lead vs.... April 24, 2018 Giants Ink No. 2 Overall Pick Saquon... July 22, 2018 LeBron a pizza party no-show, fans get... July 11, 2018 Rapper Mozez Tha Great Created and Will... July 3, 2018 McCoy denies allegations of violence, abuse July 10, 2018 Here Are Today’s Cheapest Rentals In Laguna... July 26, 2018 Clinton campaign manager: Swing state voters misled... August 21, 2016 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.